Divna Valerieva Manolova

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Postal codeYO10 5DD
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • English and Related Literature
    University of York
    YO10 5DD

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Dr. Divna Valerieva Manolova

Research Associate

Research interests

Divna’s research deals with Byzantine intellectual history and, in particular, with the history of Byzantine science and philosophy. She has worked on the interaction between philosophy/science and rhetoric in medieval epistolography, on education in Byzantium, and most recently, she has embarked on the history of emotions and on the cognitive function of cosmological diagrams in medieval Greek manuscripts. In addition, Divna is currently conducting a series of interviews with members of the Byzantine Studies community entitled Revealing the Voices Behind the Cover, thus working to create an oral history of the field.

Employment History

Divna obtained her MA and PhD at Central European University in Budapest and held pre- and postdoctoral positions at Dumbarton Oaks, the Research Center for Anatolian Civilisations, Brown University’s Department of Classics, New Europe College, the Institute for Research in the Humanities of the University of Bucharest and was most recently, the principal investigator of a project on polymathy and intellectual curiosity in late Byzantium funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie/POLONEZ 1 grant.